Android 7.0 Nougat has made its way to Nexus devices and while the over-the-air update is yet to hit all the Nexus devices out there, few users won’t be able to hold their horses and will manually update their devices by following the steps listed here.
There are quite a few reasons why users will not be able to wait any longer and some of these include more emojis, better control on settings, huge productivity gains, enhanced security, longer lasting battery, and improved performance. We will take a look at each of these reasons in a bit more details below:
Control over settings wasn’t all that bad in existing version of Android, but Android 7 Nougat brings with with quick settings control that enables users to access a range of things including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Flashlight. Further, user will also be able to control what tiles go where, and accordingly place them to fit their needs.
Chatting with friends will be much more fun as Android Nougat packs more than 1,500 different emojis builtin and out of these 72 are brand new.
User can enjoy apps with content based on local settings. For example, if someone speaks multiple languages, then search engines can show results in each of those languages.
Nougat comes with new features like Multi-window, Direct reply, and Quick switch which help user do multiple tasks at once. With Multi Window feature user can run two apps side-by-side, while Direct Reply lets the user reply to notifications without having to open any app. With Quick switch, users can easily switch between two most recently used apps by simply double tapping the Overview button.
Google has added features like Seamless updates, File-based encryption and Direct Boot to ensure better security to it Nougat users. With Seamless updates, user can install software updates in the background without having to wait for the device to install the update and optimizes all the apps for the new version. This means user can faster updates and no more long reboots. Company also claims that Nougat can better isolate and protect files for individual users on their device. through file-based encryption. Direct Boot also helps the Nougat device start faster, and lets the apps run securely even before one unlocks the device while rebooting.
Android Marshmallow had introduced Doze feature. It is basically a power saving feature that makes the device go to sleep when not in use. However, users required to keep their phones still to turn on the mode. With Nougat, Doze works even if the user is walking and the phone is in the pocket. So what does mean? With Nougat, an Android phone will go to sleep more, faster and deeper. Hence, more battery savings.
Nougat comes with support for Vulkan which is an advanced 3D rendering API. This will help developers create better looking games by utilising all those cores and extra performance inside the processors like the Snapdragon 82